Well I am a college junior and being a Poli Sci major/Econ, Spanish minor as well as starting Russian soon :eek: I have no need for a "power machine" to run PhotoShop, Maya, and all the other cool stuff you guys love so much
I would be content with a new iMac. I WANT GOOD SPECS TOO! If the iMac did not have a kick ass design (I am sure I do not have to worry about that :cool: ), a G4 at at least 733 MHZ, 40 GB HD (this is negotiable), 256 MB RAM (though adding RAM is not a prob these days), a good video card (16 MB Min.) and a SuperDrive would be cool but not a neccesity, all for $1500, though I would go to $1700, I would be first in line. Oh yeah, 17" LCD would be cool, but I could live with "15, but would NOT buy "13 or "12. If the iMac does not come close to this (say it was a G4 500, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB, 8MB video card, you know not much of an upgrade except for the design and LCD), I would pass and go for a middle-of-the-road tower, but having to buy the monitor would cost me the money I would use on an iPod.
If I could get the above iMac, still keeping my current iBook (see my sig.
) and a revised iPod with a 10 GB HD, with or without the rumored "PDA lite" stuff (address, scheduler, etc). I would be in iHeaven.